** CERN Visit – Fully Booked **

Due to very high demand, including a large number of early registrations over the past two days, we unfortunately must inform you that the CERN visit is now fully booked.

The good news is that there are still two great options available for those of you looking for a guided activity on Saturday, July 12th. The first is a full-day trip to Gruyère and the second a half day (morning) guided tour of the historic city of Lausanne. Living in Lausanne myself, I can attest to the beauty of the old town, with all of its cafés and shops. If you are looking for something out of a postcard, complete with alpine meadows and real Swiss cows, then Gruyère is the place for you. There will even be free Cailler chocolate samples to sweeten the deal (so to speak).

On the evening of Wednesday, July 9th, you also have the option of attending a boat cruise on lake Geneva. This short trip offers excellent views of the terraced vineyards on the lakeside next to Lausanne. The region is called Lavaux, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Information on Bursaries

A call for bursaries has now been posted:


If you are interested in applying, please follow the instructions provided via the link above. Please take good note that the application deadline for bursaries is March 15, 2014.

The bursary awards are to encourage new contributions to scholarship in the digital humanities from our diverse global constituency and to involve new participants in the application of information technology in humanities research. As we continue to grow our organizations in terms of scope, numbers, and geographic dispersion the bursaries are critically important in making it doable for young scholars to meet up with colleagues, young and old, and to get feedback on their work. We will therefore encourage anyone who is able to support the bursaries financially, with any amount, to get in touch with ADHO’s Treasurer, Jarom McDonald, at the email address: [email protected]

Acceptances for the conference have gone out!

For the past few months I have been overseeing the reviewing phase for DH2014. With over 600 submissions, we allocated over 2700 reviews from over 400 different reviewers, culminating in a month long sift-through by the Program Committee as we decided which submissions to accept – and which to sadly reject.

Of the 583 submissions we now have (there were some people who pulled out during the reviewing process, for various reasons) we’re pleased to have accepted
– 8 panels.
– 137 long papers
– 84 short papers
– 120 posters.
This gives an overall acceptance rate of 60%, partly because we accepted more posters this year. The acceptance rates for panels, long papers and short papers in total is just under 50%.

There was quite a lot of bumping up and down going on:
Of the 29 panels: 8 have been accepted as panels, 6 as long papers, 3 as posters, 1 as a workshop, 11 rejected.
Of the 246 long papers: 117 have been accepted as long papers, 13 as short papers, 31 as posters, and 85 rejected.
Of the 197 short papers: 14 have been accepted as long papers, 71 as short, 16 as posters, 96 have been rejected.
Of the 111 posters: 70 were accepted, 41 were rejected.

We’re not quite there yet in whipping the program into shape – the Call for Pre Conference Workshops is still open until February 21st: please do send in your proposals.

It has been a long process to get to this stage – and I’m looking forward to attending DH2014 now. Thanks for all of those who submitted proposals, and in this very competitive year, commiserations to those who were not accepted.